Foundational learning opportunities offer 'sound-bytes' of online knowledge(s) to students from a W'nanga setting

Susan Mlcek, Ngareta Timutimu, Cheryl Stephens

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

36 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

At Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, one of the ways that the practice ofmanaakitanga is manifested is through an endeavour to provide a supporting and holisticexperience of online learning to benefit both lecturers and students. However, the ease withwhich this is achieved is sometimes problematic. Lecturers and students are not always sureabout the usefulness and relevance of e-learning but our distance education student numbersindicate that it is imperative we find creative and robust ways to foster engagement withonline learning and ultimately to expand the wairua of learning. Foundational learning is partof the support framework ' the eTautoko ' at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, and isused to embed pragmatic solutions that relate to literacy, language and numeracydevelopment, to assist students online. In this Paper the links between education, learning andknowledge are explored through utilising the pedagogical approach of an online learningenvironment, in a Wananga setting, to affect positive outcomes for Maori students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 NZARE Conference
Subtitle of host publication"Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit"
EditorsEddy van Til
Place of PublicationRotorua, NZ
PublisherNZARE
Pages9
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventNational New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference - Rotorua, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 05 Dec 200608 Dec 2006

Conference

ConferenceNational New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference
CountryNew Zealand
Period05/12/0608/12/06

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Foundational learning opportunities offer 'sound-bytes' of online knowledge(s) to students from a W'nanga setting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Mlcek, S., Timutimu, N., & Stephens, C. (2006). Foundational learning opportunities offer 'sound-bytes' of online knowledge(s) to students from a W'nanga setting. In E. V. Til (Ed.), 2006 NZARE Conference: "Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit" (pp. 9). NZARE.